Llewellyn's training philosophy
Study all of the methods, throw out the cruel and inhumane, then use the one that works best with your dog.
Make use of the dog's natural
behaviour patterns wherever possible.
We, at Llewellyn are fortunate to have the opportunity of observing the body language of the individuals of a pack when it is not subject to human interference. We watch as they set their own rules, their own order, their own system. This provides us with the means to more effectively communicate, and to apply posture and actions that are clearly understood by our dogs. (i.e.: teach a puppy to control his bite by "biting" his nose.)
Wherever possible convince the
dog that he, not you, causes correction.
If a dog causes discomfort to himself, he is not inclined to repeat the action, whereas if he knows that you cause the discomfort, he is inclined not to repeat the action when you are around! (i.e.: a mouse trap under a paper will convince a dog not to put his nose on the table faster than all of your shouting and discipline.)
Tailor the method to the
individual dog's personality.
There are many different ways to train a dog, and to correct undesirable behavior. Each dog is an individual, with its own idiosyncrasies, its own personality; so we select the (humane) training method to suit each dog. At Llewellyn, each dog is trained in his own way, in his own time.
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